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Unit of anti-gravity

  1. Feb 22, 2016 #1
    If the unit of gravitational force is the Newton (where the value will be positive) would the unit for a hypothetical anti- gravitational force be a negative Newton?
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2016 #2

    mfb

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    The sign of the force depends on your arbitrary coordinate system.
    Is the depth of a well measured in "negative meters"? No, it is still meters.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2016 #3
    So therefore the appropriate unit would still be the Newton?
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2016 #4

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    Yes.
     
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